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Articles from 2002


A visit, a memory, a plea for fairness

January 22, 2002

The number 6 that Brad Fetchet wore during the years he played hockey and lacrosse at his New Canaan, Conn., high school has been retired. His parents are establishing a college scholarship in his name. More

9/11 Voices Still Echoing: Kin weigh release of tapes of final anguish to feds

March 25, 2002

To the families of Sept. 11, they are real-life ghosts - the frantic messages from loved ones from that terrible blue-sky morning. More

9/11 Kin, Rudy to Meet

June 23, 2002

Some relatives of Sept. 11 victims will meet with former Mayor Rudy Giuliani tomorrow to discuss several matters, including a memorial at the World Trade Center site. More


Articles from 2003


Testimony to the Commissioners for the 9/11 Independent Commission

March 31, 2003

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Statement of Mary Fetchet to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

March 31, 2003

Good morning. My name is Mary Fetchet. I tragically lost my son Brad in the most devastating attack on our country, the attacks on the World Trade Center. I am Co-Chair of Voices of September 11th and a member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission. More


Articles from 2004


Half of 1st 9,000 Ground Zero Workers Screened Still Sick, With No Funds for Treatment

March 29, 2004

Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) announced legislation today to significantly improve the way the federal government has responded to the serious health care needs of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers and residents who live around the World Trade Center site -- HR 4059. (Summary of legislation - Text of full bill) More

The Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission - Statement Regarding the Final Report

July 20, 2004

Since December of 2002, and the passage of Public Law 107-306, the Family Steering Committee has scrupulously followed the course of the 9/11 Commission. In fact, from the Commission's very inception, the FSC sought to maintain a close working relationship with the Commission by providing it with our documented research, along with the questions it generated, and by communicating our concerns about the progress of the investigation. More

9/11 families plead for intelligence reform

August 17, 2004

The families of some of the people killed in the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in the United States are trying to persuade lawmakers to quickly implement reform within the intelligence community. "Our enemies are preparing to strike us now, and the longer we wait to move decisively, the greater the advantages and opportunities they have to harm us," said Mary Fetchet, whose son Brad was killed at the World Trade Center complex as terrorists flew jetliners into the twin skyscrapers. More

Lieberman Names Mary Fetchet Hero of Connecticut

September 2004

Mary Fetchet of New Canaan, Connecticut, has been among the most powerful voices calling for investigation and reform following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Having lost her 24-year-old son, Brad, who perished in the South Tower of the World Trade Center, Mary established Voices of September 11th, a 9/11 advocacy group providing resources and information for 4,000 family members affected by the tragedy. More

Intel reform bill running out of time

October 22, 2004

Lawmakers Friday are to continue efforts to hammer out compromise legislation implementing the recommendations of the Sept. 11 commission before the Nov. 2 election. More

Intelligence Reform Bill Hits a Wall in Congress

October 30, 2004

A sweeping overhaul of the nation's intelligence apparatus, one of the chief recommendations of the Sept. 11 commission, appeared headed for collapse Friday as House and Senate negotiators acknowledged they could not agree on a bill before next week's elections. More

9/11 Commission, Victims' Families Pressure Lawmakers to Pass Intel Reform

November 30, 2004

During their grim reunion at a news conference today, members of the independent, bipartisan 9/11 commission -- now officially dissolved -- pleaded with House Republicans to stop blocking the intelligence reform bill that would coordinate the nation's spy agencies. More

People of the Year: Mary Fetchet

December 27, 2004

Mary Fetchet's mission began on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when her 24-year-old son, Brad -- an equity trader -- was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center. She has since devoted her life to making America safer. More


Articles from 2005


9/11 Public Discourse Project Releases Its Third Report

November 14, 2005


The 9/11 Commission's Final Report Card On The Federal Government

December 6, 2005

HARRY SMITH, co-host: Fourteen months ago, the 9-11 Commission made several proposals to improve our security and prevent future terror attacks. On Monday, commission members put out a stinging report card, saying many of their recommendations have been ignored by the government. More

9/11 Panel Issues Poor Grades for Handling of Terror

December 6, 2005

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Articles from 2006



Movie stirs 9-11 memories

August 13, 2006

With last week's opening of 'World Trade Center,' moviegoers all across the country are reliving the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, through the harrowing rescue of two Port Authority police officers trapped beneath the rubble. More

Out of Grief, Comes Action

September 8, 2006

On September 11th, 2001 New Canaan's Mary Fetchet suffered an unthinkable loss. Her son Brad was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center. He worked in Tower One. Like so many who lost loved ones that day, Fetchet wanted information. And she has dedicated her life to getting it, and sharing it. More



Articles from 2007



Archivists work to save artifacts of 9/11 history

April 28, 2007

NEW YORK - It started with a clogged dust mask that fell onto the desk of Jan Ramirez on the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001. A friend had used the paper mask to breathe while fleeing downtown Manhattan as the air was filled with grit and smoke from the World Trade Center towers.

"That dust mask is going to be an important artifact some day," Ramirez recalled the friend telling her. More

The September 11th Button Project

August 2007

On September 11th 2007, I will exhibit "Each One: The Button Project, a 9/11 Memorial" at the Marran Gallery, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. There is an opening on the 11th at 4:30pm in the gallery. More



Articles from 2008



Mayor Bloomberg Opens National September 11 Memorial Museum Steel Beam Signing Opportunity in Lower Manhattan

September 10, 2008

Public Invited to Sign Steel Beams to be Used in the Construction and to write "Notes of Hope" to be Preserved inside the Memorial

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and National September 11 Memorial & Museum President Joseph Daniels today signed one of the steel beams to be used in the construction of the Memorial and invited the public to do the same. More


Articles from 2009



Remembering An Activist

February 13, 2009

The tight-knit community of September 11th victims family members who became activists mourned the loss of one of their own Friday, when it became known that Beverly Eckert was a passenger aboard Continental Flight 3407, which crashed in Buffalo. More

9/11 Living Memorial is being built to last forever

May 3, 2009

Vicki Shoemaker came into the cluttered office in New Brunswick carrying a white Macy's shopping bag. The paper bag was ordinary enough, but the contents were so precious she couldn't bear to look at some. So the woman who lost her son sat down at the table and handed the bag over to the three other people seated there and said, "Take what you think you need." More

Bon Jovi to Perform at Voices of September 11th June 8 Alway Remember Benefit

May 12, 2009

Jon Bon Jovi, the acclaimed American rock legend, songwriter, actor and philanthropist will perform at the Voices of September 11th (VOICES) second annual Always Remember Benefit, to be held at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City on June 8, 2009. More

National September 11 Memorial Museum and Voices of September 11th Announce Collaborative Parternship to Support 9/11 Living Memorial Project

May 21, 2009

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and VOICES of September 11th today announced a formal collaboration to support the 9/11 Living Memorial Project and incorporate VOICES' growing digital archive of remembrances into the Memorial Museum. Download PDF

Campaign Strives To Make 9/11 A Day For Volunteering

August 27, 2009

Founders of the September 11th Memorial and Museum have unveiled details of a campaign to organize the single largest day of service in U.S. history on the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. More

Voices of September 11th group opens office in New Brunswick

August 30, 2009

Voices of September 11th, an organization dedicated to serving the long-term needs of those affect by the terrorist attacks, will officially open its satellite office on Monday. More

VOICES of Sept. 11 to hold memorial event in New Brunswick

September 9, 2009

A 9/11 advocacy group is holding a commemorative event today at its headquarters on Albany Street here.

"We're going to have folks come by for what we call a day of remembrance. We'll have some family members and others from the 9/11 community," said Frank Fetchet, who with his wife, Mary, started VOICES of September 11th after they lost their 24-year-old son, Brad, at the World Trade Center. More

Airport Security Eight Years After 9/11; Coast Guard Security Scare; Advocating For 9/11 Victims; The Politics of Security (CNN Transcript)

September 12, 2009

FREDRICKA WHITFIELD, CNN CENTER: All right, it's the top of the hour 4:00 Eastern Time. Here are some of the stories we're following in the CNN NEWSROOM. More U.S. troops could be headed to Afghanistan soon. A spokesman says Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants them to help combat the growing danger of roadside bombs. More

Rep. Hetherington of New Canaan speaks out against terror trials in NYC

November 23, 2009

"This will require towns like New Canaan and Wilton to bear the stress of increased preparedness to deal with another possible attack in our backyard," Hetherington said. "It is not just New York City that will be affected."

Hetherington also said: "I am disappointed at the insensitivity of making those in our towns who lost family and friends at the World Trade Center relive the experience." More



Articles from 2010



Voices of September 11 gala to feature speaker Tony Blair

June 3, 2010

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be the keynote speaker at the Voices of September 11th third annual Always Remember Benefit in New York City on Monday, June 14. President Bill Clinton is the Honorary Chairman. Doors open at 6 p.m. More

Help Create a Tribute to 9/11 Victims With Living Memorial Workshops

June 3, 2010

VOICES of September 11th conducts workshops throughout the year to assist victims' family members in the process of creating a tribute to their loved ones. Workshops are scheduled during the month of June in the VOICES offices in New Brunswick, New Jersey and New Canaan, CT as well as a number of locations in the tri-state area. More

Family Helps Fellow 9-11 Victims

June 7, 2010

Mary Fetchet wanted to do something to help victims of terrorism. She was moved by the Oklahoma City bombing, but at the time had trouble finding the time to get things started. Then came Sept.11, 2001. Mary lost her son, Brad, in the attacks that day, and she became determined to help others like her. More

THE DISH: Tony Blair, Bill Clinton team up for 9/11 remembrance benefit gala

June 12, 2010

Out there ... Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will serve as keynote speaker at the Voices of September 11th third annual "Always Remember Benefit," to be held Monday in New York City. More

A Stumper For Blair: His Tie

June 16, 2010

Tony Blair can opine on faith and globalization. In fact, at the "Always Remember" benefit for Voices of September 11th at Bridgewaters in South Street Seaport Monday night, where he was keynote speaker, Mr. Blair spent much of the evening tackling the ultimate stumper: peace in the Middle East. More



Undated Articles


A Living Memorial: VOICES helps commemorate the lives of 9/11 Victims

On the morning of September 11, 2001, the world watched as planes flew into the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City, as well as the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA, claiming the lives of nearly 3,000 people. In an effort to help those affected by this tragedy, VOICES of September 11th (VOICES) was founded as a 501© 3 nonprofit to provide critical services and support to victims, and to promote public policy reform for the prevention of and response to terrorism. More

Voices of September 11th Profile

Voices of September 11th co-founded by 9/11 family members and New Canaan residents, Mary Fetchet and Beverly Eckert, is dedicated to commemorating the lives of each of the nearly three-thousand victims who perished on 9/11 and provides information, resources and support to over 7,200 9/11 families, rescue workers and survivors. More

On Native Soil

In June, the 9/11 Commission gave a "report card" to Congress on the changes made since 9/11. Many of the changes recommended by the 9/11 Commission have been implemented. However, many of the most important changes have not. The chairperson of the 9/11 Commission released the following statement, reminding them that their job is not yet finished. More

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